This is the second in The Swipe Series. Logan has escaped getting the Mark and needs to get to Beacon, the place where his sister is in prison. He manages to hook up with the Dust, his Markless friends from Swipe. But not all of the Markless like Logan. His escape has caused DOME to increase their efforts to rid the land of the rebellious unmarked teens. And there is a price on his head.
Through treachery and betrayal, Logan makes his way to Beacon and his beloved sister. And on this journey he is introduced to a book with whisper-thin pages. It is in this book that Logan finds the answers to so many of his questions.
There is great action in the continued story. We read of an underground railroad that helps Logan travel across the country. But even some of these helpers can be traitors.
There are reports of a third of the fish dying in the oceans. We find out more about what the Bible says about the time and it becomes clear that the Markless teens are holding out against the man who would be ruler of the whole world.
This is a great series for teens showing a very possible future. It is also an inspiration to see teens stand up for what they know is right. Even though the Bible is a banned book, many teens know what it says and believe its truth, even if it means death.
Where SWIPE refuses to open a can of obvious and spell out any direct moral platitudes, SNEAK introduces some of the underlying theology and draws a few connections for the reader's benefit. Be that as it may, the story and characters remain the central focus as the tale continues to unfold. In book two, Logan is on the run (I'll try to be vague) and on a quest to answer the questions he's been asking for his entire pre-teen/tween existence.
We encounter familiar faces and meet some new characters as this journey plays out and we cringe, cheer, and suffer along with the characters as empathetic readers should. SNEAK includes more adventure, more suspense, more betrayal, and more hard-to-believe (but believable in context) action as we follow the plight of Logan and his fellow travelers. Our eyes are opened along with the characters' as the see the bigger picture and ulterior motives of the Global Union. It will keep you guessing through the twists and turns and ultimately satisfy you as a reader. Well, except for the fact that you have to wait another 3 months or so for STORM (book three in the series) to come out.
" Sneak" is Book 2 of the "Swipe Series", a young adult dystopian series that will hold the interest of both young adults and adults alike. Picking up where "Swipe" (Book 1) ended, this is not a book that one can pick up and totally enjoy or appreciate without starting at the beginning of the series.
As Logan gets closer to the truth and his goal to find Lily, the Dust is also coming closer to what they are working for. This novel will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat as things happen that you never saw coming. People who were introduced in "Swipe" return in "Sneak" and their roles may surprise you as things unfold.
"Sneak" is as good as or possibly even better than "Swipe" was and now I'm impatiently waiting for the next in the series, "Storm" to be published. May 7th, 2013 cannot come soon enough!
Sneak is the second in Evan Angler's dystopian series that has distant echoes of predictions from Revelations, including one world rule and a mark required by the government. When Logan's discovers at the end of the first book in the series that his sister is not dead as his family was told, he sets out on a quest to save her from prison. He learns who his true friends are and finds help in the most unlikely places. When he finally makes his way across the country, he gets the shock of his lifetime. The main characters at around the age of thirteen, but they act with much more responsibility than that. While this might be surprising for today's teenagers, during WWII, many early teenagers contributed to the war effort and even fighting with troops in many countries.
I read the first two books in a matter of a few days, and now I cannot wait for the next book in the series. This is a clean series without heavy love interests, and no profanity. Angler wrote this series for younger teen readers, and it will definitely be a hit there. However, readers of all ages will enjoy this story.